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Political Themes for a Non-Presidential Election Year


Published October 23, 1970


Description: This discussion by Robert Finch, counselor to President Nixon, is about the diversity of themes seen in state elections in this non-presidential election year. Topics in the state elections that he lists include the hope for a new era of peace, a new welfare approach, and a new health care delivery system. Robert H. Finch was lieutenant governor of California from 1967 to 1969, and secretary of health, education and welfare from 1969 to 1970.

Event: 23 October 1970 - Commonwealth Club meeting at the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco

Collection Guide: Commonwealth Club of California records

Accession Number: CC396

Program Number: 19701023

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Source 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Run time 00:47:17
Language English

Notes

Speaker: Finch, Robert H., 1925-

Sequence Notes: Gavel (00:09) - Introduction of Finch (00:30) - Finch begins (02:27) - Finch on uniqueness of this election (06:40) - Finch on domestic peacetime agenda (14:30) - Finch ends (23:10) - Question and answer session begins (23:35) - What is role as counselor to president? (24:30) - How does Nixon deal with presidential insulation? (29:02) - Who wields power in HEW now? (35:18) - What if Nixon's welfare proposal does not pass Senate? (38:08) - Will the other side allow peace? (40:45) - Will Republican majority in Congress help Nixon? (43:20)

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